Person:Joseph Hawkins (39)

Joseph Hawkins, Sr.
b.est. 1720
d.28 September 1770 Frederick County, Virginia
  • HJoseph Hawkins, Sr.est 1720 - 1770
  • WSarah Jonesabt 1720 - aft 1795
m. 19 May 1744
  1. Rebecca Hawkinsest 1745 - bef 1792
  2. Sarah Hawkins1746 - 1780
  3. Joseph Hawkinsabt 1754 - 1831
  4. Mary Hawkinsabt 1755 - 1816
  5. Benjamin Hawkinsabt 1756 - bef 1791
  6. Eleanor Hawkinsabt 1760 -
  7. Samuel Hawkins1762 - 1814
  8. Elizabeth 'Betsy' Hawkins1766 - 1846
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Hawkins, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1720
Marriage 19 May 1744 Baltimore County, Marylandto Sarah Jones
Death? 28 September 1770 Frederick County, Virginia


Early Land Acquisition in Virginia

Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:

  • M-62: Joseph Hawkins of Frederick County, 310 acres on North River of Shannondoah in said County. Surv. Mr. Robert Rutherford. Adj. Reben Allen, Abraham Collet. 4 Oct. 1762. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 146].

Records in Virginia

  • Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - page 83, Joseph Hawkins, Fk. (prob. Frederick).
  • Vol. 1 - DECEMBER 21, 1779. - (178) Proved that Joseph Hawkins served as a soldier in Capt. McNeel's Company in 1st Virginia Regiment until he was duly discharged by Colonel Adams Stevens in 1762.--His certificate was assigned by Joseph before a justice in Culpeper County to Thomas Stuart. [Chalkley's Augusta County Records, Vol. 1].
  • P-346: George Weaver of Dunmore County, assignee of Adam Leonard, 163 acres on North River of Shannandoah in said County. Surv. Thomas Rutherford. Adj. Joseph Hawkins, Reuben Allen, Griffey Thomas. 10 April 1775. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 230].

About Joseph Hawkins

From "Familytreemaker site:

The first record of Joseph Hawkins in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, is his warrant dated 24 Apr. 1754, from Lord Fairfax authorizing Robert Rutherford to survey for Joseph Hawkins 150 acres of land adjoining the river at present day Edinburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Joseph sold this 150 acre survey to John Valentine Bealor and purchased from John Blizzard a survey for 310 acres for which survery he obtained a grant (deed) from Fairfax. Hawkinstown was later laid off on this tract. Joseph Hawkins' Fairfax grant for 310 acres, in Frederick County, Va; as recorded in the Library of Virginia in Northern Neck Grants M.p. 62; dated May 5 1753. Over his lifetime Joseph Hawkins acquird seven different tracts of land totaling 1,544 acres which includes one tract of 265 acres of land, bordering on the north side of Mill Creek just west of the town limits of the Town of Mt.Jackson, that was given to Joseph Hawkins by deed of gift from Richard Marlin. [Frederick County, Virginia, Deed Book 13, page 171, dated 21 Oct 1769].
Joseph Hawkins, Sr., died 28 Sep 1770, perhaps at his home located on his 310 acre Fairfax grant several hundred yards east of the present day Village of Hawkinstown. Evidently at the time of his death he was in the process of finishing a new home west of Mt. Jackson on the 410 acre plantation he had bought from the heirs of Joseph Dennum. It is not known if he died in his new home or the one on his 310 acre grant at Hawkinstown; however, his wife Sarah Hawkins, who under English law had a life estate in her husbands home, spent the rest of her life at her home on the Dennum land west of Mt. Jackson, indicating it was the home of Joseph Hawkins at the time of his death and therefore she had a dower right to live in the mansion house for her lifetime.